Welcome to the SILVER IN THE BLOOD read-along! We’re at the half way point, but there is still time to join in if you want. I’ve included a schedule below so you can follow along with Tressa (Wishful Endings) and I (Batch of Books) as we read. You don’t need a blog to participate, but if you have one, add it to the linky so we can stop by. Otherwise, just leave a comment!
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My Thoughts on the First Half:
Initial thoughts on the first chapter:
The first chapter gave me the impression that this book would be humorous, but have a serious undertone as well. We meet the characters, learn about their personalities, and discover that there is something strange going on. I liked the first chapter and it had me hooked pretty quick.
Thoughts about the characters:
Dacia comes across as headstrong, silly, and a hopeless romantic. Lou is more serious and much less likely to cause a stir than Dacia. I love their friendship and the strength they find in each other. I’m not sure what to think of all the minor characters at this point. Some of them are interesting, and others seem very flaky in their loyalties.
Thoughts about the plot:
I honestly had no idea what this book was about when I picked it up. The fact that it was written by Jessica Day George was more than enough to have me salivating over it, so I had no expectations going in. I can now say that I was quite taken by surprise! It started off kind of slow, but things are getting veeeeerrry interesting! I can’t wait to see what happens next.
Least favorite part so far, if any:
I was really sad and disappointed with Lou’s father. I had higher hopes for him, but if he had done what I wanted him to, the story also would have ended. So in a way, I’m glad he was a disappointment.
My favorite part so far:
I love the letters and journal entries at the beginning of each chapter. They give us a good look into the personalities of the girls and add that extra zip to the story. Is zip a word?
My predictions for the second half:
I’m expecting to learn the big Family Secret and see the girls make some tough choices. I’m hoping they assert their independence, but the book could go anywhere at this point. I’m excited to keep reading!
I really enjoyed this first half of the book. I liked the way it started off fairly innocently and blossomed into something dangerous. I can’t wait to see where it goes!
It might be important to know that this is the first book in a series, so the ending will either wrap things up nicely, with only a few loose ends, or it could be left wide open for the next installment.
Questions I have:
I’m dying to know the Family Secret! I didn’t read the synopsis for this book on purpose, so I have no idea where this story is going. I also want to know if Lou’s father will man up and keep his promise to her. The only way to find out is to keep reading!
What did you think about the first half of the book? Share your thoughts with me in the comments or link up your blog post!
About the Book:
The thrilling start to a richly drawn, romance-filled series, this epic adventure of two girls in a battle for their lives will have readers coming back for more.
Jessica Day George is the author of many books for young readers, including the wonderfully whimsical Tuesdays at the Castle and three books in the Dragonskin Slippers series. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a librarian and bookseller. Jessica lives with her family in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Did you read the first half? Link up your review or blog post if you have one, otherwise, let me know in the comments what you thought!